Access to Editors Canada web resources restored

We’re happy to report that access to the Canadian Press, the Chicago Manual of Style and Oxford resources included with Editors Canada membership has been restored.

Visit the members resources section of the website to start using these resources now!

What happened?

Our website’s EZProxy connection to these resources unexpectedly went offline in March. As you may recall, our website developer and the national office were aware this might happen when the new website launched in January; however, the EZProxy connection was working properly when the site launched and continued to do so for several weeks.

Our website developer enlisted the help of the teams at our previous website host, as well as our new web host, to find the problem. The issue was our new web host’s security measures. To protect its servers, the web host typically does not allow developers to install new programs. This includes EZProxy, despite the fact this service is used by libraries all over the world to safely deliver e-resources to its users.

The solution

After many attempts by our website developer to negotiate a solution with our new web host, the national office directed him to find a new solution. Working with our previous web host, he installed EZProxy on a new web server. Member access to these resources now appears to be working properly once again.

We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Need help logging into the website?

Visit the member portal and click the “Click here if you forgot your password” link.

Don’t forget to claim your free Editors Canada webinar recording by May 31

In compensation for the EZProxy downtime, and as a token of our gratitude for your patience, we’re offering each member and student affiliate a free Editors Canada webinar recording. This offer expires on May 31, 2024, so be sure to claim yours today!

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